How to Choose the Right Vape

When it comes to choosing a vaporizer, there are a plethora of options that might seem confusing, unnecessary, or over the top. Sometimes it can feel like you’re buying a new laptop, and certain vaporizers can even be similarly priced. Have no fear, the Butler is here to provide you with a breakdown on choosing the right vape for your lifestyle and needs.

Choosing the Best Vaporizer

Anatomy of a Vaporizer

To understand all of the nuances in this guide, you need to understand the basics of how a vaporizer works. Please allow the Butler to demonstrate the anatomy and inner workings of the vape:

Now that you have a solid grasp on the anatomy, let’s move on to breaking down the different styles and match them with your preferences.

What Will You Vape?

The most important question you need to consider before purchasing your first vaporizer is, “What do I want to vaporize?”. Today, vaporizers can handle all different kinds of materials such as dry herbs, concentrates and other liquids. Some vaporizers only handle one specific kind of material, while others will bridge the gap and allow you to use multiple kinds in the same unit. You’ll even find vitamin vape pens that have caffeine and B-vitamins for use on the go!

Herbal Vaporizers

If you’re the type of person who only uses dry herbs and flowers, you’ll probably be best suited for an herbal vaporizer. While they aren’t as versatile as some vapes, they do work incredibly well for their intended purpose.

Concentrate Vaporizers

If dry herbs are so last year for you, then you’re most likely looking for a vaporizer for concentrates. These types of vaporizers are the most popular for concentrate users on-the-go, as you’ve probably seen people using them discreetly in public.

Multi-Use Vaporizers

If you are the Swiss Army Knife of smoking (or you just want to keep your options open), you need a vaporizer that works with herbs and concentrates. It’s 2019 and we don’t need to make hard decisions anymore. These units have advanced a lot since they were first created and you’ll find most of them work just as well (or better) than single-use vaporizers.

Where Will You Vape?

Where you plan on vaping is an incredibly important question that you need to ask yourself. Do you want something that will reside on your coffee table next to your couch at all times? Are your needs purely for convenience and travel? Or do you want an everyday unit that can function for both situations?

Stationary (Tabletop) Vaporizers

Tabletop vaporizers are larger units that require power at all times, which makes them perfect for the coffee table near the couch or your nightstand near the bed. While they aren’t made to travel, they are usually better with temperature control and of course, you’ll never need to worry about charging the batteries.

Portable Vaporizers

Portable vaporizers are the latest craze since they can function well on-the-go and on the couch with the benefit of being able to fit in your pocket or purse. Many users opt for the portable vaporizer even if they never leave the house with it!

Vaping Alone or with Friends?

A good thing to consider when choosing your vape is who will generally be using it. If you are someone who is looking for something purely personal, you have the luxury of choosing a smaller portable vaporizer as well as a larger table-top option. However, if you want something that can be a centerpiece for socializing, you need a unit that will serve that purpose well, such as the Digital Volcano Vaporizer.

What’s Your Price Range?

The Hippie Butler is proud to provide a large collection of vaporizers that will fit anyone’s budget. We carry vaporizers from over 10 of the top brands with prices ranging between $14.50 and $625.

Budget Vaporizers

For the users who want a vaporizer but can’t work with the high-ticket prices that many vaporizers come with, we offer a great selection of inexpensive vaporizers that still work incredibly well. These may not have all of the fancy features of some of the mid-level and top-shelf units, but they are a good entry-level solution for those who occasionally vape.

Mid-Level Vaporizers

If you’re looking for an all-around solid vape, you don’t need to spring for the units that cost more than $200. There are plenty of options available that perform extraordinarily well at an affordable price point. These units often have many of the same features as top-shelf vaporizers and are usually a solid step above your budget vape. They are perfect for both occasional and heavier vapers.

Top-Shelf Vaporizers

The top-shelf vaporizers are the perfect choice for users who exclusively vape or enjoy incredibly high-quality units that will work even after heavy usage. They boast some of the most advanced features and are usually the best when it comes to precision temperature control, which is important for those looking to maximize the qualities of whatever they’re vaping.

Best Selling Vaporizers

Vaporization technology is constantly evolving. The Hippie Butler understands that even with a solid guide, choosing the right vaporizer can be a tough task. We’ve already outlined our pick for the best vaporizers of 2019, but you may want to consider choosing from our selection of best selling vaporizers that are enjoyed by many of our other customers.

Erinn Holman

A millennial writer who's passionate about alternative medicine, the smoking industry, and the Oxford comma.

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